Hidden away in all the changes around Budget 2012 – are a couple of changes to the NPPR – Non Principal Private Residence charge .
The Local Government Charges Act is being amended to bring in the new Household Charge – so while they are doing that the government are taking the opportunity to slip in a couple of changes that affect NPPR.
Firstly they are adding a €10 admin charge for payments made “over the counter”
Secondly – they are removing the exemption for properties leased to a local authority under the rental accommodation scheme, RAS and for those leased to the HSE.
The exemptions will be removed from 2012.
The exemptions will not apply to the Household Charge either .